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Suffolk Slant: Top 10

East Islip's Pete Hanabergh (5) grabs the pitchout

East Islip's Pete Hanabergh (5) grabs the pitchout from quarterback Kevin Hutchinson (23) on his way to a 14 yard touchdown run. (Oct. 30, 2010) Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

The regular season ended with a bang, when Huntington stunned Islip, 14-7, to hand the Bucs their first loss of the season. That victory gave Sayville the No. 1 seed in Division III.

Another unbeaten team bit the dust when Bellport knocked off Newfield, 24-0. That insured the No. 1 seed for East Islip in Division II and shook up my top 10.

Otherwise, Sachem North maintained the top seed in Division I and Glenn did the same in Division IV, as both teams completed unbeaten regular seasons. So did St. Anthony’s, which rallied to beat Iona Prep, 28-20, and earn the top seed for the CHSFL AAA playoffs.

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Zog’s Top 10


1. Sachem North (8-0). The Flaming Arrows completed their second consecutive unbeaten regular season with a 34-7 victory over Bay Shore and are the top seed in Division I. Mike Andreassi and Angelo Armine scored two touchdowns each.
Up next: Hosts No. 8 Brentwood, Friday night at 8 o’clock.

2. St. Anthony’s (8-0). It took a fourth-quarter rally, but the Friars once again ran the table in the CHSFL AAA regular season with a 28-20 victory over Iona Prep. Daryian Riley and Brian Sherlock each scored fourth-quarter touchdowns.
Up next: Hosts No. 8 St. Joseph by the Sea, date and time TBA.

3. East Islip (7-1). Tyler Rigo scored on a 21-yard run and a 55-yard interception return as the Redmen blanked rival West Islip, 21-0, to secure the No. 1 in Division II.
Up next: In a scheduling quirk, EI hosts the No. 8 Lions again, Saturday at 2 p.m.

4. Floyd (6-2). The Colonials’ defense, led by Miguel Brennin with 16 tackles, silenced Patchogue-Medford, 27-0, as Floyd earned the No. 2 seed in Division I. Stacey Bedell ran for 80 yards and a touchdown.
Up next: Hosts No. 7 Bay Shore, which played them very tough in Week 1, Saturday at 2 p.m.

5. Glenn (8-0). The Knights, the top seed in Division IV, built a 35-0 first-half lead and cruised past Southampton, 61-14. Joe Rizzuto led the way with 109 yards and three touchdowns.
Up next: Hosts No. 8 Center Moriches, Saturday at 2 p.m.

6. Sayville (7-1). The Golden Flashes rolled over Rocky Point, 42-7, and earned the top seed in Division III by virtue of Islip’s loss. John Haggart rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns.
Up next: Hosts No. 8 Amityville, Saturday at 2 p.m.

7. Islip (7-1). An interception at the Huntington 7 late in the game cost the Buccaneers a chance to tie the game, and their outstanding defense couldn’t contain Calvin Bollar, who rushed for 142 yards and a touchdown. The loss dropped Islip to the No. 2 seed in Division III.
Up next: Hosts No. 7 Kings Park, Friday night at 6 p.m.

8. Longwood (6-2). The Lions maintained the No. 3 season in Division I with an easy 39-7 victory over Whitman. Anthony Marone led the rout with 73 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
Up next: Hosts No. 6 Lindenhurst, Friday night at 6 p.m.

9. Newfield (7-1). The Wolverines’ seven-game winning streak ended at Bellport and dropped them to the No. 3 seed in Division II.
Up next: Hosts No. 6 Comsewogue, Saturday at 2 p.m.

10. Babylon (6-2). The Panthers are getting hot at the right time, earning the No. 3 seed in Division IV with a 34-7 victory over Hampton Bays. Trevor Fudim rushed for 229 yards and three touchdowns.
Up next: Another “instant” rematch as Babylon hosts No. 6 Hampton Bays, Saturday at 2 p.m.

On the bubble (alphabetically): Bellport (5-3), Bayport-Blue Point (6-2), Connetquot (6-2), Deer Park (6-2), Huntington (6-2), North Babylon (6-2), Smithtown West (6-2).

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